September 19, 2008
Norman Whitfield, RIP
Entirely too brief attention to the loss of someone who belongs up there with Lennon-McCartney; Brian Wilson; Rodgers and Hammerstein; Jagger-Richards as a creator/producer of songs that seemed timeless and classic when they were fresh and new. I Heard It Through the Grapevine; War (what is it good for?); Smilin' Faces; Just My Imagination (Runnin' Away with Me); Ain't Too Proud to Beg; even Car Wash. To name but a few. Sad. Very sad. Hard to beat something like this; I do believe that's the man himself being portrayed behind the studio glass at the start of the video.
Yes, a great loss. Agree with you about the Lennon & McCartney comparison.
Posted by: Clive Davis at September 27, 2008 07:08 AM
The tribute by Mr. Lynskey you linked to is superb.
Posted by: matthew hogan at September 28, 2008 12:32 AM